CAN YOUR VEHICLE FLEX?

December 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Whether you have a new model year vehicle, or you have a new-to-you vehicle, you should know if it can flex. The Renewable Fuels Association has released their updated chart of passenger vehicles...

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CHECKOFF DOLLARS AND USMEF ADDING VALUE TO U.S. CORN

December 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is a proud funder of the U.S. Meat Export Federation – because corn farmers understand the value of their livestock farmer peers and the need to move meat...

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CORN FARMERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY, DONATE PORK TO MIDWEST FOODBANK

December 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Illinois corn farmers, together with farmer leaders from the Illinois Pork Producers Association and Illinois Soybean Association donated 10,000 pounds of pork to the Midwest Foodbank last...

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EVERY DAY IS SOIL DAY AT IL CORN

December 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

December 5th is World Soil Day. World Soil Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to celebrate one of our most vital resources. Soil is essential for...

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WASHINGTON HAPPENINGS RELATED TO TRADE

December 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Our IL Corn membership survey told us that trade and export issues are on the top of your mind. That’s not surprising to us, given that over half the Illinois corn crop leaves the state bound for...

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JOIN THE ICGA ADVOCACY TEAM

December 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is offering a new service to members and non-members that want to be a part of our advocacy team.   Anyone that wants to help can text ILCORN to 52886 and...

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IL CORN THANKFUL FOR USMCA SIGNING

November 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Today, Illinois corn farmers are thankful for the ceremonial signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as the two neighbors are some of our largest agricultural trading...

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FIELDS-OF-CORN SUBMISSIONS DUE TOMORROW!

November 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Enter your favorite photo in the National Corn Growers Association’s Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest and win $500!   NCGA invites amateur and professional photographers alike to help tell the story...

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YOU’RE PRO TRADE, BUT HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHY?

November 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

  As a farmer, you certainly understand the value of international markets and overseas relationships.  But maybe you’re interested in learning how you might talk about trade and trade...

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DICAMBA TRAINING ON THURSDAY; FEWER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FUTURE

November 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Farmers who are certified private applicators and who intend to apply dicamba to soybeans in 2019 must have proof of a dicamba training prior to making a dicamba application.    REGISTER...

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AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FROM NCGA AND BASF, DEADLINE DECEMBER 1

November 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in any field.   Scholarship recipients...

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JOIN US!  BE AN ADVOCATE!

November 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is offering a new service to members and non-members that want to be a part of our advocacy team.   Anyone that wants to help can text ILCORN to 52886 and...

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ICGA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS

November 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

NORMAL, Ill.—Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2018-2019 at their re-organizational meeting, which was held today...

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ILLINOIS PORK, CORN, SOYBEAN GROUPS DONATE 6,400 POUNDS OF PORK TO CENTRAL ILLINOIS FOODBANK

November 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – As part of the 10th anniversary of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), Illinois Corn Marketing Board,...

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ENTER YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO BY NOVEMBER 30!

November 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Enter your favorite photo in the National Corn Growers Association’s Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest and win $500!   NCGA invites amateur and professional photographers alike to help tell the story...

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CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN, FARMERS NEED A FARM BILL IN 2018!

November 15th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Illinois farmers should contact their congressmen and demand a farm bill before the end of 2018.  Congress only has a few days to act if they hope to complete this legislation for the farmers in...

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VARIED COMMODITY CHECKOFF DOLLARS COLLABORATING ON SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

November 14th, 2018  |  Today's News

Three commodity promotion and research boards are joining forces to advance producer sustainability efforts across agriculture. The National Corn Growers Association, the National Pork Board, and...

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MARKET ACCESS PROGRAM FUNDS SELL DDGS IN TAIWAN

November 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

The U.S. Grains Council, funded by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, has been working with a new generation of livestock nutritionists in Taiwan to help them understand how to use U.S....

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ILLINOIS RIVER WILL CLOSE TO TRAFFIC IN 2020

November 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

The Illinois Waterway, which provides a navigable connection between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River, includes eight lock and dam sites which are long overdue for significant repairs. In...

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GROUND TEMPERATURE WILL ALLOW FALL N APPLICATION, BUT CONSIDER SPRING INSTEAD

November 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Given the most recent soil temperatures from the Illinois State Water Survey and the outlook for ongoing colder weather, it appears that farmers now have the “green light” for fall anhydrous...

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